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Everyday Chopped Salad Recipe

chopped salad recipe with dressing on it

This chopped salad recipe is the BEST. It’s easy to make with crispy lettuce, some fresh and jarred ingredients, and an easy dressing (if you can even call it that!), and it’s called my everyday salad because I never get sick of this combination. I can eat this chopped salad daily, and I know you’ll love it too! 

Ingredients

  • 6-8 ounces ounces crispy lettuce
  • 1 medium-large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup peeled and diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped marinated artichokes
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, rinse and drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped pepperoncini
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped mozzarella 
  • 2 cups chopped grilled chicken or 1 cup chopped deli turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and cracked black pepper, more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Add lettuce to your bowl and salt your greens by sprinkling a little salt over the lettuce and tossing.
  2. Add all of your remaining ingredients.
  3. Top with salt, pepper, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. With tongs or salad utensils, toss to coat the salad ingredients well with the dressing.
  4. Serve immediately! Best if eaten immediately once dressed.

Notes

Meal prep your salad: This salad is great to make for meal prep, with a few modifications.  If you prefer to eat this salad with chicken or turkey, go ahead and meal prep this salad to have a separate container for the salad components and another for the chicken/turkey, that way the meat can be heated up on its own or eaten separately if desired. And of course, with most salads, you’ll want to keep dressing separate and add right before eating. Just be careful about what salad components you choose. Obviously, something like sliced avocado will not keep well, so don’t use something that won’t keep well if intending to make this for meal prep. Keeping all of this in mind, this salad will keep well for 3-5 in the refrigerator, undressed.

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